Samsung and Vizio Control US Smart TV Market

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Kevin Collins, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. Kevin Collins

    Kevin Collins Owner, from The Other Washington
    Owner

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2007
    Messages:
    2,767
    Likes Received:
    69
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Real Name:
    Kevin Collins
    Strategy Analytics recently did a report on Smart TV market share in the US. Sammy had 29.6% and Vizio had 24.4% of Smart TV share.

    That's interesting, but the bigger question to me is how many people actually use the Smart TV feature? The reason I ask is last night I was at a friends house who had a recently purchased Sammy LCD TV. What was he using for his "Smart TV"? Tivo and Apple TV. I found it ironic that he could get similiar functionality with the Smart TV part of his Sammy, but he was using other components.

    I think that speaks volumes to how relevant Smart TV is to consumers...

    Do you use the Smart TV functionality in your TV?
     
  2. Charles Smith

    Charles Smith Extremely Talented Member
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2007
    Messages:
    5,213
    Likes Received:
    1,178
    Location:
    Nor'east
    Real Name:
    Charles Smith
    I don't even know what it is, or whether mine is one. Seriously.
     
  3. Stephen_J_H

    Stephen_J_H All Things Film Junkie
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2003
    Messages:
    5,319
    Likes Received:
    714
    Location:
    North of the 49th
    Real Name:
    Stephen J. Hill
    I use Netflix and CinemaNow on my Panny plasma in my HT with the ARC feeding my receiver. My other two TVs are equipped with a Netflix enabled BD player and a Roku 2 respectively. I don't know if I would buy another Smart TV, as if/when I go projection, I will likely build an HTPC for that, which would give me access to Netflix and CinemaNow.
     
  4. Jim Mcc

    Jim Mcc Producer

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2004
    Messages:
    3,757
    Likes Received:
    38
    Location:
    Oconomowoc, WI.
    Real Name:
    Jim
    Most new TV's coming out will probably be smart TV's anyway. I don't have one, but if I did, I would try it both ways, and see if the TV worked better or Blu-ray player, etc.
     
  5. Dan Driscoll

    Dan Driscoll Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2000
    Messages:
    937
    Likes Received:
    2
    From your comments I suspect that your friend had the TiVo and ATV before he/she bought the Samsung? In that case he probably just hooked everything back up the same as it was before. Also, I don't agree with the suggestion that the TV can do everything a TiVo or an ATV does. It may have a guide and online access, but I don't think smart TVs have recording capability yet. And IIRC, the ATV offers iTunes, which probably isn't available from the TV alone.
     

Share This Page